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June 26, 2015 is a day Sabres will remember for a long time. Along with drafting highly-touted prospect Jack Eichel, the team pulled off a big trade with the Colorado Avalanche that has star forward Ryan O'Reilly coming to Buffalo.

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There was little doubt whom the Buffalo Sabres would select with the second overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft.

There are always people who want to start their own business and there have been many in the wake of the Great Recession. On this week's previously aired edition of You & The Law, attorney Diane Tiveron talks about the legal issues of starting your own company and some of the related issues.

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A flurry of reaction continues to flow following Friday's 5-4 Supreme Court decision that legalizes gay marriage in all 50 states across the United States. 

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One of two convicted killers who staged a brazen escape from an upstate New York maximum-security prison and had been hunted for three weeks has been shot and killed. 

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The Buffalo Sabres have traded for a goaltender, filling their biggest need.

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The Albright-Knox Art Gallery has figured out a great way to get art history into the hands of youth. It will launch new interactive mobile gaming App Saturday.  WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says the new game App provides interaction with art history.

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Wednesday night’s meeting of the Buffalo School Board was not without its share of arguments. A vote on whether or not to offer condoms to high school students brought sex, disease, and morals to the table.

Sabres' Eichel era about to begin

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Buffalo Sabres fans are about to be rewarded for their patience. As a result of finishing in last place this past season, the team will add a player many consider to be a once-in-a-generation talent.

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A weekend washout could be on the way for Western New Yorkers. The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch from late tonight through Sunday afternoon.

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Teachers at the Grabiarz School of Excellence say they are outraged at the Buffalo School District's plans to add more special education classes at their school. WBFO's Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley explains why the teachers believe it will disruptive and why the district needs to make the changes.

We have one opening this weekend: Nickel City Opera presents THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, the story of the lecherous Count, the innocent Susanna, the wily Figaro, and the long suffering Countess. It’s at the Riviera Theatre, in a full production with professional singers and orchestra, Friday night at 7:30 and Sunday afternoon at 2:30.

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The heart of Buffalo's African American Heritage district is hoping to take advantage of the city's growing tourist appeal.

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Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs is pushing to close a serious loophole in drivers license regulations that could pose a danger to the public.

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In addition to Wednesday night’s Buffalo School Board meeting marking interim School Superintendent Donald Ogilvie’s departure, another member of the board finished out a term.

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The debate over the Affordable Care Act intensified following Thursday's Supreme Court ruling reaffirming the legality of the controversial law. UB health policy expert Nancy Nielsen says if the law had been overturned, "premiums would have gone up."


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Governor Cuomo and leaders of the legislature finally settled all of their differences and voted on the final piece of legislation to end a session that dragged on longer than most anticipated.

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Mayor Byron Brown was joined by IBM and Lamar Advertising to launch the Buffalo Opportunity Pledge Logo Contest on Thursday.

53 people become US citizens in Buffalo ceremony

Jun 25, 2015
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They came from more than two dozen nations around the world. Now, following a Thursday morning ceremony at the Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park, 53 people are now officially citizens of the United States of America.

Legislature passes ECC budget with $300 tuition increase

Jun 25, 2015
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Erie Community College students will have to pay more for tuition next year. ECC's budget was passed Thursday by Erie County Legislators, but not until after lengthy debate on a motion to eliminate the tuition hike.

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The newest addition to the Buffalo Zoo was put in to service Thursday.

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After a lifetime of watching Jeopardy!, Edmund Cardoni will see a familiar face on TV tonight — himself.

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The Buffalo School District's new interim Superintendent appears to be starting out on a good note. Associate Superintendent for Human Resources, Darren Brown, was named to the post last night.

Report finds many teachers lack common core resources

Jun 25, 2015
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Five years after the Common Core Learning Standards took hold, a recent report from the Thomas Fordham Institute finds many teachers say they still lack the resources needed to teach those standards.

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Wegmans has announced that it is donating a $1.5 million gift to establish 'Wegmans Wonderplace' at The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History for early childhood learning. 

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The New York Civil Liberties Union released a report Wednesday, suggesting the treatment of transgender youth in public schools needs to be reformed.

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One of the more popular operas is being performed this weekend at the Riviera Theatre in North Tonawanda.  Nickel City Opera will stage Mozart's masterpiece  The Marriage of Figaro.  WBFO'S Eileen Buckley had a chance to attend a rehearsal where the stars of this opera were gearing up for performances Friday and Sunday. 

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The Carousel Academy in Lancaster and North Tonawanda  is looking for new students to join it new science and nature classes.  As WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says the pre-school is teaming with the Buffalo Science Museum and Tift Nature Preserve.

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At what started out as a relatively orderly meeting of the Buffalo School Board Wednesday night, board members voted to appoint an interim superintendent. Current Associate Superintendent for Human Resources Darren Brown will take over for outgoing interim Donald Ogilvie on July 1.

Lexington Co-op nears campaign goal for new market

Jun 25, 2015
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

A community-owned grocery store found in the heart of Buffalo's Elmwood Village is hoping to open a second location in North Buffalo next spring, provided it can reach its capital campaign goal of $2 million.

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